About the resolution
H.J.Res. 57 would disapprove and nullify the rule issued by the Department of Education on November 28, 2016, to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The bill's sponsors feel that while the Department had authority to issue regulations to implement the law, the regulation contained a number of provisions that significantly expanded the law’s requirements and violated the statute’s prohibitions against overreach by the Secretary. The bill's sponsors also believe that the Obama Administration’s purpose for these new requirements was to constrain states’ flexibility in developing appropriate accountability systems for their states.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017
Length: 1 page
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 27, 2017
This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on March 27, 2017.
13 Cosponsors (13 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“6-25-2017 Rokita Report”
— Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on Jun 25, 2017
“Ferguson Votes to Limit Federal Government Role in Schools”
— Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA3] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 7, 2017
“Opposing Republican efforts today to undermine public schools”
— Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] on Feb 7, 2017
H.J.Res. 57 (115th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.
A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 57. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Pub. L. No. 115-13, H.R.J. Res. 57, 115th Cong. (2017).
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